Oct 11, 2012 3:00am PDT
strategist and msnbc political analyst steve schmidt. up bright and early this morning. looking good. >> you look beautiful. >> we also have former treasury official and "morning joe" economic analyst, i still like financier better. >> i'm going to say financier. >> steve ratner. >> wait a minute. am i not beautiful? >> you're gorgeous. >> like a rainbow, as cyndi lauper would say. >> what did we talk about yesterday? and from the site of tonight's vice presidential debate in danville, kentucky, msnbc and "time" magazine senior editor mark halperin. >> godspeed. so mika, we've got 26 days left. until the election. is that a word? i saw it on the front of "sports illustrated." we have a passel of polls that are pounding us this morning. and this race is a toss-up. >> it is. >> in all the swing states. it's a toss-up in all the swing states. and we've got a debate coming up. and my gosh, there's so much political news. it only makes sense that we start with baseball. willie. >> no. no. >> unbelievable night last night. >> we could talk about lance armstrong. >> the 162nd day of the season last
Oct 11, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. we have team coverage for you tonight. steve handlesman shows us the best of the debates. some fans tried to juggle both of those events. >> we did a pretty good job with election day less than one month away. some a's fans made watching that debate a priority. tuning in to that spirited exchange while monitoring the score. a's fans cheered on the big game. fans could also tune in to the vice presidential debate. >> it's cool, i can't hear it, though. >> my eyes are going back and forth. so many tv's here. >> he plans to watch joe biden and paul ryan later. >> over at the white hills in oakland, the family is watching baseball and politics. >> we wanted to watch both the debate and the ball game, we love the a's, and it's so season to be in the postseason, the debate is also important. >> diego provided a's highlights he caught on the phone. >> i was on the phone while they were watching the debate. >> the baseball game turned out to be a disappointment, but the debate was full of action. >> this is spirited and focused, and i think it was a stronger debate from both people tonight.
Oct 11, 2012 8:00pm EDT
harwood? >> guys, i would just like to ask both paula and doug about what we heard from steve liesman today. their message was, especially from blankfein, if we get entitlement cuts yes, business should go along with tax increases as a solution to our debt deficit problem. paula, do you think that's the right answer from business and doug, is that the right answer for republicans? >> i heard those statements earlier today and i think it is a great representation of the kind of creativity we really are going to have to bring to these challenging economic times and i think the biggest theme from the debt reduction effort so far is, everything should be on the table and i think that's what the president has said and i think that's what you will hear tonight from joe biden. >> john, it's a great question. i think there are three components. you know we do have to have a strong foundation of growth. i think it's just a statement of the facts that we won't make progress on budget deficits unless the economy is growing. and the second thing we need to do is really just stop the bleeding. we'
Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm PDT
michele bachmann of minnesota, congressman alan west of florida, congressman steve king of iowa, and congressman joe walsh of illinois. congressman walsh, he's a dandy. he's fighting for his political life in a redrawn district favoring iraq war veteran tammy duckworth. here's one of walsh's desperate attacks in their recent debate. >> i was marching in a parade in chaumburg sunday, two days before the democratic congre convention, when tammy duckworth was on a stage down in charlotte, if you can see the picture, picking out a dress for her debate sunday night. wal >> walsh was booed. duckworth, who is a war hero, a double amputee as well, had an answer. >> i do sometimes look at the clothes that i wear. but for most of my adult life, i've worn one color, it's called camoufla camouflage. >> congressman alan west is a hung favorite of the tea party crowd and is being challenged by a strong democrat, patrick murphy. congressman west campaigned with mitt romney just a few days ago. >> you saw wednesday night was when the opportunity society takes the stage with the dependency socie
Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm PDT
u.s. diplomat arrived in libya to take the place of christopher steves. that as criticism mounts over the obama administration protected the americans in that country. the obama campaign is calling all of the criticism political. >> the entire reason that this has become the political topic it is is because of mitt romney and paul ryan. it's a big part of their stump speech. and as reckless and irresponsible. >> bill: with all due respect to her, that's more bologna than you could possibly fit on any sandwich. joinings from washington, fox news analyst, laura ingraham. here is a question going forward. i just want to explain if the folks did not see my talking points memo on the libyan situation, i hope that they go to billoreilly.com and look at it because there is no doubt -- stephanie cutter can stand there all day long and jump up and down. there is no doubt this is a mess. the administration mishandled it from the time they with drew the security teams out of there to the time it happened, to the time they miscategorized why it happened. >> until today when she went on with